This is us

approx. 350

Entrepreneurs,
who are engaged as representatives of their region and sector volunteering in the committees of the Chamber

over 1800

Honorary Examiners,
who annually take on about 11,000 examinations in 130 skilled occupations and 50 further training occupations

about 67 000

Member Companies
whose interests we represent regarding politics and authorities and who we support with our services

INDUSTRY
CONSTRUCTION
AGRICULTURE

Companies from the industrial, construction and agriculture sectors contribute significantly to the creation of value. We support this - for a cooperative combination of tradition and future.

Whether by road, rail, water or air - business logistics keep the economy moving and are an important service provider for the trade which has characterised the Leipzig economic region for centuries. We ensure that trade, logistics and transport remain an economic impulse generator in the future.

TRADE
LOGISTICS
TRAFFIC
MEDIA
IT
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Leipzig is a traditional media site and centre "of the creative". The still-young IT industry drives innovation and produces impulses for the way ahead. We open paths to success.

From finance and real estate to health - The service sector in the Leipzig economic region is diverse and dynamic. We encourage it - with experience and service awareness.

SERVICES
CATERING
TOURISM
LEISURE INDUSTRY

Whether restaurant, concert or recreation area - restauranteurs and tourism companies in the Leipzig region offer millions of tourists a truly hospitable reception every year. We provide the right framework conditions.

REGIONAL OFFICE
DELITZSCH
SERVICE OFFICE
OSCHATZ
REGIONAL SUPPORT
On-site consultation
Proximity is important to us: Therefore we offer advice not only in our head office in Leipzig, but also in our regional offices in Borna, Grimma, Delitzsch and Torgau, and the service office Oschatz.
CENTRAL OFFICE
LEIPZIG
REGIONAL OFFICE
TORGAU
REGIONAL OFFICE
BORNA
REGIONAL OFFICE
GRIMMA

Representation
We bundle together the interests of regional economy and represent these with regard to politics and administration.

Services
We are a modern and efficient organisation with diverse products and services – designed for the needs of our member companies and customers.

Sovereign function
The State has assigned the Chamber of Commerce with special tasks. These are, for example, the organisation of the practical vocational training, the responsibility for the execution of audits, the appointment of experts or the certification of foreign trade documents.

Independent for the economy
The Leipzig Chamber of Commerce was created by businesses for businesses. This form of organisation, and also member financing without government subsidies, ensures that we work independently and as required.

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SELF ADMINISTRATION
REGIONALITY

Committed to the region
Successful representation and business support can only work collaboratively in a deep rooted regional context. Our regional offices in the Chamber district are the closest point of contact for members and customers in Northern Saxony and the district of Leipzig.

Together for success
Whether large or small - all members benefit equally from our information, counseling and services. The principle: companies contribute to the financing of the Chamber according to their economic situation.

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SOLIDARITY
WE EMPOWER
STRUCTURES

REGIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
Location factors are important cornerstones for the economic success of a company. Whether urban development, infrastructure, tax or professional themes: We apply ourselves regarding the interests of our members and also provide facts and figures for entrepreneurial decisions.

BUSINESS START-UP AND SUPPORT
An optimal start, targeted grants and subsidies or planned business succession secure the long-term survival of a company in the market. We advise and support our members during all stages of development.

WE EMPOWER
IDEAS
WE EMPOWER
EDUCATION

VOCATIONAL AND FURTHER TRAINING
Qualified professionals are the basis for the success of any company. We advise our members in all matters relating to education and further training and take responsibility for the organisation of examinations.

INNOVATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Innovation, technology development and new products are important prerequisites to compete in the market. We support companies from the idea to the implementation, advise on sustainability, environmental and energy issues and promote cooperation between industry and science.

WE EMPOWER
THE FUTURE
WE EMPOWER
MARKETS

INTERNATIONAL
Other countries, other customs, other circumstances - only someone who knows these will have success abroad. We advise companies on building international relationships, act as an agent with the help of global network partners in order to provide valuable contacts and assist in the handling of goods with foreign countries.

LAW AND TAXES
Legal certainty in the market and within the company is essential for success. We inform, provide initial advice and decision support, appoint experts and offer companies our out-of-court arbitration centre for conflict resolutions.

WE EMPOWER
SECURITY

advancement through knowledge:
Relevant economic issues, a wide range of products and services of the our business segments for all sizes and sectors, interesting events and financial tips ... this and a lot more diverse information and contact points are offered by the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce.

Regional Economic Issues:
Our members‘ magazine is published ten times a year as a printed magazine and e-paper. The e-mail newsletter informs on a weekly basis about current economic topics and events in a compct way.

Dr. Thomas Hofmann
CEO

"The Leipzig economic region needs visionaries, masterminds, thinkers and doers alike - today and for the future. Why? Because creative ideas, experience and courage are essential to economic success. Together we empower more. This is why our committed and competent employees are here to help in all matters related to economic success. We advise and inform. We observe and gain. We check and mediate. In short, we empower the economy."

Kristian Kirpal
President

"The Leipzig Chamber of Commerce was created by and for the regional economy more than 150 years ago. As entrepreneurs we bear societal responsibility, understand the opportunities and risks of our trades and know the market conditions of different industries. Our honorary work at the Chamber of Commerce leads to the entrepreneurial experience of individuals for collective success - for the positive future of the Leipzig economic region!"

COMMITTEES
The organisation of the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce is based on the principle of self-government. This means that the regional economy organises their affairs according to their requirements – independent, self-determined, without public financing and on a democratic basis. For this reason, sector representatives are voted into the highest organ of the Chamber -- the General Assembly. Their responsibilities include, among other things, defining the guidelines of the work at the Chamber and adopting the statute law. Other committees include the Executive Board as a decision-making organ and the expert committees which advise the General Assembly.

DUAL ORGANISATION PRINCIPLE
Honorary work is an important impulse generator of the Chamber of Commerce. With entrepreneurial experience and expertise, around 2,150 individuals are currently engaged on a voluntary basis, for example in the General Assembly, in committees or as Chamber of Commerce examiners.

Some 130 employees of the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce implement the requirements and decisions of the honorary office and support member companies in all situations.

today

67,000 member companies

Today the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce can count 67,000 member companies.

2012

150th anniversary

The Leipzig Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 150th anniversary.

1990

Leipzig Chamber of Commerce

With the regulation on the reestablishment of new industrial and trade chambers, the Chamber of Commerce was founded in Leipzig and the impetus for the establishment of the social market 1929/30 economy.

1929/30

10,388 members

As per law, the Chambers become the Chambers of Commerce (and Industry). The law allows a better safeguarding of the overall interests of the economy. The tasks of the Chambers of Commerce are to advise the government and to manage trade schools and stock exchanges. The Leipzig Chamber of Commerce has 10,388 members.

1920er

As a result of the World War I

One of the prime concerns of the Chamber was the export industry in Saxony. This suffered greatly in World War I.

1898

Graduate School of Management was founded

On the initiative of the Chamber todays HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management was founded.

1862

The Chamber of Commerce in Leipzig was founded on 2 August.

PR REPORT AWARDS 2011
The Leipzig Chamber of Commerce together with the Chamber of Crafts for the campaign "YES! - to the environment, NO! - to the zone " is named as a finalist in the category PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

DGVM INNOVATION AWARD 2012
For the implementation of a fundamental process of change towards a membership and service-oriented organisation, the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce is added to the 2012 group of finalists for the prize of the German Society for Association Management in the category "Reform and Management".

The International German PR Award 2015
The Leipzig Chamber of Commerce becomes the first chamber organisation to receive the International German PR Award 2015 in the category "Public Affairs and Social Communication". The initiative "Berlin, Berlin, we're going to Berlin! Against changes in the payment period law" convinced the top-class jury. The prize is awarded by the German Public Relations Association (DPRG) and is considered one of the highest accolades in the communications industry.



Engagement without borders

FIELD OF ACTION

We bundle together the interests of our member companies and represent them, not only at their location. As part of Saxony-based, nationwide and worldwide chamber organisations and networks, we are involved on the regional, national and international level.